Case File: The Journey of the Freighter Lola

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Originally the first book in the Journey of the Freighter Lola series was intended to be the only work in the series that would be offered as a novel.  All the follow-up works were to be short stories.  As fortune would have it the second book in the series Carbonado not only wasn’t a short story but it was longer than Hardcore the first book.

When the third book, Dale Dair was completed I realized the story needed to be longer than this trilogy and I set my sights on a six-book series.  Chico 7 was followed by Rapparee and now I am working on book six in the series.

I never give a title to the work until later in the process.  I prefer to have the story tell me what it will be known as.  I use a generic working title to save my files and work.  That allows me to keep things in order on my computer.

I just finished chapter 2 in the book.  That is all rough draft, so you see I have a long way to go until this one is released.  I usually have a rough draft and then about seven rounds of editing from me followed my editor.

If the book is as good as I think these two chapters are, it will be my best work to date.  I look forward to developing the story as much as I hope you look forward to reading it.

Bob Weisskopf



Welcome in the New Year

Ring in the New Year with the Journey of the Freighter Lola. Plenty of exciting adventure from the fringe of our galaxy four hundred years in our future. Available now in both Kindle E-book and paperback at

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Amazon grouped the five titles in the Journey of the Freighter Lola Series together where they belong and created their own page.  No more confusion to which order to read them.

You can select them in Kindle e-book or paperback and they are priced from FREE for Kindle Unlimited members up to $12.99 for the newest titles.  Start your Journey now

Holiday Feasts

Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years are just some of the holidays we are enjoying over the next weeks.  Part of these holidays is the family sitting around the table to enjoy a great feast.  Wow, your guests with a spectacular dry-aged standing rib roast that everyone will think you spent a fortune preparing.  dry aging

A four bone Prime cut standing rib roast can cost close to $200.  It is also difficult to find since few stores sell such an expensive cut.  A Choice cut standing rib roast will cost significantly less and is available at most grocery stores.  With the Dry-Aging technique, I have in my cookbook Dining – Not Just Eating, you can easily prepare a deliciously tender roast beef for your guests that will rival the finest Prime Rib.

The process is easy and anyone can do it.  When I first did it a few years ago my son, Bob and I looked at it as a science experiment.  The results were astounding and we ended up with one of the tastiest roasts I’ve ever tasted.

You will find the entire process in Dining – Not Just Eating described in simple step by step instructions.  Pick up a copy today.  It is available in Kindle e-book or paperback here at my link through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Have a great Holiday season and remember to Dine – Not Just Eat.



I have done this with a Prime Cut and it made it even more tender.   This process concentrates the flavors as it tenderizes the beef.


Keeping very busy…

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While I wait for my manuscript to return from my editor, I’m putting my idle time to good use.  I have the interior title pages ready for the new novel and my cover is designed.  I’m as far as I can go on the new book.

This has left me with lots of free time.  Time recently that has been filled with some very emotional events.  I used this motivation to write a few new articles for Law Enforcement Today.  My most recent article, Five Years Ago,  was released this morning.

My contract with L.E.T. requires at least one article every 30 days.  I have been writing one every couple days.

My career as a police officer was emotional.  After all, you are dealing with life and death on a regular basis.  It should have some effect on you if you have any empathy in your soul.  This can impact you in more ways than you might expect.

I have around fifty articles in my L.E.T. archives.  I find the actual act of writing them to be cathartic.  I really needed it.  Please take a moment or two and browse through my articles, you can find them in the L.E.T. Articles link in the menu.

I hope you enjoy them,

Robert Weisskopf